“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
— Allen Ginsberg
Burning Man is an eight day experiment held in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in self-expression and self-reliance that is now one of the most notorious cultural events in North America. To some people, it might be considered as a cult, but the core of Burning Man lies in its artistic nature. Its name is actually derived from the “Man”, a large wooden structure that is burnt ceremoniously on the second last night. The 8 days are more than just anticipation for the fire. The event is organized around principles that encourage creative expressions, exchange of ideas, self-reliance, interaction and participation.
At night, the skies are filled with neon lights and the whole desert feels like a neon wonderland. Pieces of art that are intricately decorated are scattered around, the whole atmosphere is filled with kerosene-scented fire, dance, and music. The video (Burning Man Timelapse 2010 Metropolis) is just but a glimpse into what goes on.
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
— John Green